News 2017-07-21T14:26:04+00:00
Draining the Swamp of Jefferson County, 7/15/17

Draining the swamp recognizes that government is not the solution to every problem. It requires an objective review of each service offered by the government to see if it is absolutely necessary, and if so, to determine how the service can be delivered more cost-effectively, even if it’s by a non-governmental third-party… More

Alabama Political Reporter, 6/29/17 -APR Interview with David Carrington

David sat down with The Alabama Political Reporter’s Brandon Mosley to discuss economic development, mental health, and many other issues impacting Alabama and his plans to clean up Montgomery and put Alabama on a path to prosperity… More

Birmingham Business Journal, 7/13/17 – JeffCo turns to credit markets for first time since bankruptcy, lands $339M

Four years after exiting bankruptcy, Jefferson County has turned to the credit markets for the first time, as the county is set to price more than $300 million worth of 25-year limited obligation refunding warrants today. According to a report from Bond Buyer, the deal will refund outstanding education revenue warrants with sales tax revenue that will support debt service. The savings gleaned in… More, 7/6/17 – YHRadio: AL Gubernatorial candidate, David Carrington, wants to make Alabama Politics Boring again… In a good way:

Jefferson County Commissioner and Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate David Carrington discusses how he would run Alabama. Topics range from creating jobs, helping high school students know there are other good paying trades, balancing the state budget. Carrington a successful… More, 7/6/17 – David Carrington Raises $126,000 during first month of governor’s race:

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington raised $126,180 in June for his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor, his report filed today with the Alabama Secretary of State’s shows. Candidates could begin raising money in June, 12 months ahead of the 2018 primary. Today was the deadline… More

Andalusia Star News, 6/7/17 – Carrington Campaigns for Governor in County:

The Jefferson County Commissioner who has declared his candidacy for governor in 2018 was stumping in Covington County yesterday. David Carrington, president of, one of the nation’s leading retailers of NASCAR merchandise, brought his campaign to town Tuesday, 364 days before Alabama voters will go to the polls … More

The Shelby County Reporter, 5/11/17 – Pelham businessman, JeffCo commissioner enters governor’s race:

Pelham businessman and Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced his decision to run for governor of Alabama on Monday, May 8. The 2018 gubernatorial election will take place on Nov. 6, 2018. Carrington, who is in his second term as a county commissioner and was on the Vestavia Hills City Council for six years, said he is running for governor based on his record of helping Jefferson County bounce back from the depths of bankruptcy… More

Montgomery Advertiser, 5/8/17 – David Carrington enters Alabama governor’s race

“We’re viewed as the boring government,” the Jefferson County Commissioner said in Montgomery on Monday, a few hours after kicking off his 2018 campaign. “We don’t have coverage anymore. We’re lucky if one of the four (television) stations shows up. That’s indicative of the progress we’ve made.”… More

Athens News Courier, 5/11/17 – Gubernatorial hopeful Carrington touts experience

Could voting to file the second-largest municipal bankruptcy in history be a springboard for political success? David Carrington, a Republican candidate for governor of Alabama, believes it could be. As a member of the Jefferson County Commission, Carrington was one of those who voted… More, 5/8/17 – JeffCo Commissioner David Carrington running for governor

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington this morning announced his candidacy for governor in a ceremony at Vulcan Park. “Today I’m announcing my run for governor. Not for me, but for us,” Carrington told a throng of supporters. The announcement included endorsements from some Jefferson County commissioners and a Teddy Roosevelt… More

The Birmingham Times, 5/8/17 – Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington Announces Bid For Alabama Governor

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced Monday he plans to run for governor of Alabama.Carrington, surrounded by family, friends, neighbors and church members, made the announcement at Vulcan Park and Museum a well-known landmark overlooking Birmingham and Jefferson County. The 2018… More

UTV 44, 5/9/17 – Carrington joins the run for Governor

The race for Alabama’s 2018 Governor race has grown by one. Monday, David Carrington threw his hat into the ring. He’s a Jefferson County Commissioner and also heads up, a company that sells NASCAR merchandise… More

WHNT, 5/14/17 – Gubernatorial candidate David Carrington says Alabama is “in a mess” and offers to clean up

The field of candidates for next year’s governor’s election in Alabama is expected to be crowded. The Jefferson County Commissioner, David Carrington (R) is already running for the state’s top spot. He says the main issue for Alabama as he sees it, education, and like many things in the state, that issue revolves around the budget… More

WBRC Fox 6 News, 5/8/17 – ‘Teddy Roosevelt’ lives again to endorse Carrington’s campaign for AL governor:

David Carrington made his gubernatorial announcement in front of his family, friends, fellow commissioners—and Theodore Roosevelt? Yes, the 26th President of the United States made a special appearance at the county commissioner’s Monday morning press conference at Vulcan Park and Museum… More

WHNT, 5/8/17 – Commissioner from Jefferson County announces plan to run for Governor

David Carrington, current Commissioner for Jefferson County’s district 5, is running for Governor. He’s making the official announcement at 10:00 this morning at Vulcan Park in Birmingham. Carrington plans to outline his vision for the future of Alabama that he calls “Four U’s 4Us.”… More

WIAT/CBS 42, 5/8/17 – Who’s running for Alabama governor in 2018?

Another candidate has announced intent to run for Governor of Alabama. Monday, May 8, 2017, Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington officially announced he was running. He made the announcement at a ceremony at Vulcan Park and Museum. If elected, he says he plans to start by not appointing friends to cabinet positions… More

Talk 99.5 – Matt & Aunie Show – David Carrington Visits the Matt & Aunie Show:

David, the newest candidate in Alabama’s gubernatorial race joins the show to talk about his goals for the state, his platform, what makes him different and the experience he brings to the table… More

WERC – Birmingham Morning News, 5/9/17 – In Birmingham we love the Gov’na:

Former Jeffco County Commissioner David Carrington joins JT in studio to talk about his declared candidacy for Governor of Alabama on Tuesday May 9th 2017… More

The Sand Mountain Reporter, 5/16/17 – Steve Flowers: Horse race for U.S. Senate:

The race for our open U.S. Senate seat will be the marquee political event for the remainder of this year. It will be a great show. However, we have a sensational and pivotal 2018 governor’s race evolving simultaneously. This much-anticipated gubernatorial derby will be… More

WKRG, 5/10/17 – Jefferson County Commissioner Running For Governor

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington is running for governor of Alabama. The Republican announced his candidacy at a press conference this week. A campaign press release says Carrington wants to improve the state’s struggling public schools and boost earnings for middle… More